Anna Bethea is the UUA Outreach Specialist, meeting the needs of both Unitarian Universalist congregations and seekers who wish to shape the future of shared faith and liberation. Anna was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Euro-American father, a Baptist missionary. She grew up in Japan and in central Florida, receiving both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Florida State University. Before working with the UUA, Anna was the Director of Religious Exploration at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee. With her social work degree, she also worked with several non-profits assisting people who were financially disadvantaged and experiencing homelessness. She also served the Florida Department of Children and Families, ensuring the delivery of services for refugees from Cuba, Haiti, and many other countries. Anna lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her witty husband Daniel and adorable dog Kira. On a leisurely day, you might find her engrossed in sci-fi or fantasy culture, seeking quiet moments in nature, or pretending that she can knit. Above all, she believes in the power of curiosity and respectful mischief in helping humanity get over itself and evolve.